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Author Topic: Twelve Gates to the City  (Read 1630 times)

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Offline Kokomo O

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Re: Twelve Gates to the City
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2013, 03:01:06 PM »
UB, thanks for pointing us toward that thread from the past. I've now read the whole thing again, and my take from the one-sitting consumption, as opposed to my drib-and-drab reading the first time, is that there may or may not have been a loose or weak tradition, at least in some areas of the south, for black women to dress in red for funerals or mourning or both, but that it was nonexclusive, so they'd dress in red at other times as well, including when they felt like it.

A fair summary?

And by the way, isn't windbaggery what internet forums were invented for?

Offline Stumblin

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Re: Twelve Gates to the City
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2013, 11:09:40 AM »
And by the way, isn't windbaggery what internet forums were invented for?
No. They were invented for pointless vitriolic arguments.

Offline Stuart

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Re: Twelve Gates to the City
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2013, 12:12:18 PM »
And by the way, isn't windbaggery what internet forums were invented for?

Don't forget about "gasbaggery" --and of course "Weeniebaggery," one of my favorite pastimes.  :P

Come to think of it, maybe it should be a separate category all its own in the "Jam Session" division.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2013, 12:15:38 PM by Stuart »

Offline Kokomo O

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Re: Twelve Gates to the City
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2013, 06:31:00 PM »
Stumblin' and Stuart, I was tempted to respond to both of you with vicious ad hominem attacks in light of the fact that you couldn't see that clearly the internets were invented to serve as a home for windbaggery and windbaggery alone. But I figggered I'd pick up a guitar instead. Hope you're doing the same.

Offline Stuart

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Re: Twelve Gates to the City
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2013, 08:09:41 AM »
Hey Kokomo, leave the ads for hominy out of it. If you're going to attack me, do it on my on demerits--but try not to be too viscous as things are thick enough around here. If I factored all of the windbaggery and BS out of my life, I'd probably cease to exist--in cyberspace, anyway. I feel another existential crisis coming on...

Offline Kokomo O

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Re: Twelve Gates to the City
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2013, 08:22:26 PM »
Hominy! Yellow or white?

My people came from the Rumania/Ukraine border area, where it was yellow, but one generation down south put a stop to that blasphemy.

Hope that's viscous enough for you.

Offline Rivers

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Re: Twelve Gates to the City
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2013, 07:49:57 PM »
I'm sure I'm not alone when I say I have no idea what you are talking about KO. I suspect everyone who is getting exercised about this is taking things way too personal.  :P

 


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